What's New in Saratoga
The Kentucky Derby and The Preakness Stakes are in the past; it's time to look ahead toward Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course. To prepare for the upcoming 2016 Saratoga meet, NYRA will begin selling season admission passes at local Stewart's Shops on May 30!

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The New York Racing Association, Inc.'s (NYRA) popular online wagering system NYRA Rewards will be replaced with NYRA Bets later this summer. The new advance deposit wagering (ADW) platform will officially launch in time for the start of the 2016 meet at the Saratoga Race Course.

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded Skidmore College a substantial grant to support new courses that will explore diversity through artworks at the Tang Teaching Museum. This initiative will strengthen the college's existing focus on identity and race, while solidifying its commitment to diversity, integrative learning, and community engagement.

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Photo Credit: Tim Hursley
Summer visitors to Saratoga Springs have a lot of options when it comes to dining out, and the choices are getting even better.

Between restaurant and bar openings, current establishments being revamped with new additions and new chefs, you won't want to miss out on the new and improved food scene currently underway.

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Maestro's at McGregor, photo provided 
The annual Saratoga Springs Memorial Day Parade will include many of the exciting highlights spectators look forward to every year, but this time the parade is forging a new path.

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Looking for a way to spend this Memorial Day weekend? Our list of the top 10 events happening in and around Saratoga includes parades and ceremonies to honor our fallen soldiers, a veteran's benefit ride, and other local events.

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The plan to build a multi-story parking garage on High Rock Ave. in downtown Saratoga Springs has not been easy for the Saratoga Springs City Center Authority. Although the City Council recently approved of a 25-year land lease, the plan is now involved in a lawsuit over the validity of the council's vote.

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Photo: Saratoga City Center via Saratoga Business Journal

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these five events happening in and around Saratoga!

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The Zim Smith Trail is a nine-mile recreation trail that stretches from Ballston Spa all the way to Halfmoon. A recent land purchase proposal by Saratoga County would extend this popular trail from Halfmoon to Mechanicville.

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The 801 Supper Club at The Mansion Inn of Saratoga is getting a visit from a critically acclaimed nightclub performer next month - get ready for Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli & Friends!


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Photo provided

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